New UK paper cup recycling service

Simply Cups is a new scheme due to be launched shortly, which will collect and recycle used paper cups throughout the UK, enabling foodservice, coffee outlets and vending operators to ensure their paper cups are disposed of responsibly.

The scheme is a joint venture between Closed Loop Envrionmental Solutions, a specialist in plastics recycling, and waste contractor, Simply Waste Solutions and is expected to quickly evolve into a nationwide service.

There have been previous attempts to operate a paper cup recycling service but these failed because the technology was not available to separate out the polyethylene lining from the cardboard content at an economically viable rate. However, a number of processing plants in the UK can now perform this task at a cost that makes it attractive for any business that uses paper cups as well as recyclers.


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